Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 84,392
Marty Offline OP
OP Offline

Belize Weather Forecast: May 20, 2022

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Thin clouds cover the bottom 2/3 of the mainland this morning, clear in the north. Clear skies in San Pedro. Moderate east to southeasterly airflow prevailing.
Advisories: Heat Alert: Residents, especially those living inland, are advised to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities during the daytime as much as possible.
24-hour forecast: Mostly sunny skies today. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy. Showers if any will be isolated, along with the chance of isolated inland afternoon or evening thunderstorms.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20
Sea State: Moderate
Waves: 4-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: For Saturday and Saturday night is for warm and dry weather to prevail at first, then a gradual increase in cloudiness and showers is expected.
Sargassum Forecast from May 17 to May 20: Coastal areas across the country will continue to be affected by Sargassum during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability with a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: Models are longer showing cyclonic development in Caribbean waters for the month of May. Click for more of the tropical weather outlook...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

A Central American Gyre (CAG) is developing across Central America and the adjacent southwest Caribbean this morning. The monsoon trough has begun to shift northward, increasing SW winds and advecting tropical moisture over Central America. Heavy rainfall has begun in the SW Caribbean and portions of Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. Extreme rainfall is possible across the Pacific coasts of Central America, and also over southern Honduras and northeast Nicaragua.

Surface ridging over the western Atlantic along 26N is supporting moderate to fresh trade winds across the east and central Caribbean, with fresh to strong winds in the south-central Caribbean. Seas are 5-7 ft in these regions, except 7-9 in the south-central Caribbean. Winds are gentle in the SW Caribbean with 2-4 ft seas. Winds are moderate to fresh in the NW Caribbean with 4-6 ft seas.

For the forecast, winds and seas across the basin will increase tonight into the weekend as the western Atlantic ridge strengthens and broad low pressure over Central America gradually shifts west to northwestward. The strongest winds and highest seas are expected over parts of the northwestern and south-central Caribbean during this period. Looking ahead, winds and seas will start to diminish across the basin early next week as the pressure gradient relaxes.

  High Low
Coastal 32° C
90° F
27° C
81° F
Inland 37° C
98° F
24° C
75° F
Hills 30° C
86° F
19° C
66° F
Low: 6:09 AM High: 12:48 PM
Low: 8:30 PM High: 3:01 AM (Sat)
Sunrise: 5:19 AM Moonset: 9:46 AM
Sunset: 6:19 PM Moonrise: 11:23 PM

Four Day Weather Outlook:

For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.

Climate Prediction Center's Central America Hazards Outlook

Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

Ambergris Caye:

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:


Caye Caulker:

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 84,392
Marty Offline OP
OP Offline
Sahara Dust approaching the Peninsula. It will arrive about next Monday with moderate intensity, generating foggy atmosphere and optical effects in the atmosphere.

[Linked Image]

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,675
On Ambergris Caye this morning the wind is from the East at 21mph creating a rough sea around our barrier reef. The sky is clear and our expected high temperature is 86 f.


White Sands Dive Shop
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 84,392
Marty Offline OP
OP Offline
The easterly Caribbean winds have returned to normal, and there is some high level winds from the SW, so could cause some rain over the mountains this evening, there was a tiny bit last night. But the weather is changing, there are now many areas of ITCZ activity and there is a large ITCZ active area in the Caribbean sea today, which must be causing a lot of rain way out at sea, beyond our radar range. So the weather is developing more towards the Rainy Season, which is highly variable, sometimes starting in April, other times not until July, but usually around the end of May, early Jun.

Looks as if today will be similar to yesterday, Sun and cloud, hot and humid, but only a small chance of little or no rain. No rain on the radar.

Last Night 26 °C 78 °F Yesterday max. 33 °C 91 °F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0 " ) Over Night Rain 0 mm ( 0 " )p

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 84,392
Marty Offline OP
OP Offline
Present Condition: Mostly clear throughout the country, including in San Pedro. Hot and dry weather continues across the country. Residents, especially those living inland, are advised to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities during the daytime as much as possible.

24hr Forecast: Mostly sunny skies during the daytime and partly cloudy skies tonight. There is the chance of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm developing inland. Otherwise, showers, if any, will be isolated.

Outlook: Showers will be isolated on Saturday afternoon and then increase slightly mainly over the south late Saturday night into Sunday morning along with possible isolated thunderstorms.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 84,392
Marty Offline OP
OP Offline
The SW high level is clashing with the easterly Caribbean winds, that are being pushed up by the mountains. There is rain along the western border now and a few other small patches.

A1D69788-CFFF-42D5-BBBD-250B36CCC6C5.png 369B8601-06D0-4944-8660-5200E5EBD625.png
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 84,392
Marty Offline OP
OP Offline
Splash and a gorgeous sunset on Friday in San Pedro. Photo by Marlena Gomez

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

Link Copied to Clipboard
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 114 guests, and 0 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.